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Friday, November 28, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN IN ESTEVAN

Estevan MLA, Larry Ward, on behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and

Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, announced that two organizations

have received $6,200 in casino profits through the Associated Entities

Fund.



"The province established the Associated Entities Fund to distribute a

portion of casino profits for the benefit of Saskatchewan people,"

Ward said. "Since the beginning of 1997 more than $4.5 million in

casino profits have been distributed throughout Saskatchewan for

programs that support children, youth and families."



The Child Advocacy and Family Support Group together with their

partner Mental Health - Child and Youth received $2,500 toward summer

camp for emotionally challenged youth ages five - 12 where they will

gain social skills and increase self-esteem.



The Estevan Council for the prevention of Child Abuse, partnering with

SMILE Services received $3,700 toward a summer camp for vulnerable

youth. The Crossroads Wellness Camp program provides an opportunity

for youth age 10 - 13 to learn about wellness and healthy lifestyles

while encouraging friendships.



The Associated Entities Fund receives a portion of the profits from

Casino Regina, the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, the Northern

Lights Casino in Prince Albert and the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

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For more information, contact:



Trudy Jackson

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina, Phone: (306) 787-4011
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